2020 Honda CR-V vs 2019 Honda CR-V

Silver 2020 Honda CR-V on City Street at Night vs Red 2019 Honda CR-V on a Pier at Sunset

With the debut of the redesigned 2020 Honda CR-V, many Phoenix-area car shoppers who have their hearts set on the Honda compact crossover want to know – what are the differences? To help families find the Honda CR-V model year that is the best fit for their lifestyle at Earnhardt Honda, members of the dealership team have created this 2020 Honda CR-V vs 2019 Honda CR-V model year comparison.

When you opt for the Honda CR-V at Earnhardt Honda, you will have four trim levels to choose from regardless of the model year – LX, EX, EX-L and Touring. The 2020 Honda CR-V will add an updated powertrain and standard Honda Sensing® safety systems to the spec sheet that will result in a starting price that stands at $25,050*. No matter which model year you choose in this comparison, Honda CR-V models will cater to the family on the go with room for five passengers and 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats.

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2020 Honda CR-V VS 2019 Honda CR-V
$25,050* Base MSRP $24,450*
190-Horsepower 1.5-Liter Turbocharged 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 184-Horsepower 2.4-Liter 4-Cylinder
Standard Honda Sensing® Available
Yes Available Hybrid Model No

What Are the Differences Between the 2020 Honda CR-V and 2019 Honda CR-V?

Power and performance are hallmarks of the Honda CR-V platform that get an upgrade in this 2020 Honda CR-V vs 2019 Honda CR-V comparison at Earnhardt Honda. Drivers who opt for the 2020 Honda CR-V will discover a standard 190-horsepower 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine under the hood that is married to a stock Continuously Variable Transmission and will replace the 184-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that was a fixture of the base 2019 Honda CR-V LX trim level.

The 2019 Honda CR-V EX, EX-L and Touring trim levels employ the 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Front-wheel drive Honda CR-V variants equipped with the 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder will earn 28 mpg in the city, 34 mpg on the highway and 30 mpg combined**. Honda Real Time AWD™ is available for all trim levels and will upgrade performance and traction. To make the Honda compact crossover more efficient, engineers have added a 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid to the lineup that will be available early in 2020.

A suite of Honda Sensing® safety systems is standard for all 2020 Honda CR-V trim levels – a feature that was only available for select trim levels in the previous model year. Honda Sensing® will add Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, a Collision Mitigation Braking System™ and a Road Departure Mitigation System. To set the 2020 Honda CR-V apart from its predecessor, the Honda design team added a redesigned front bumper and grille, updated headlight designs, a revamped center console with more storage space and convenient USB ports, a trio of new exterior color options and new wheel designs.

Inside the family-friendly cabin, the entry-level 2020 Honda CR-V LX will feature an automatic climate control system, a 160-watt sound system, a remote entry system, a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, USB audio ports and a 5-inch LCD infotainment system with Bluetooth. Available upgrades to the Honda CR-V spec sheet will vary by trim level and include 19-inch alloy wheels, a Qi wireless charging system, remote start, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a power sunroof and a 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,095.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

**28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.


2020 Honda CR-V Rear Cargo Space with Cargo
2020 Honda CR-V Front Seat Interior
2020 Honda CR-V Center Console
Close Up of 2020 Honda CR-V Display Audio Touchscreen Display